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a Winnitron Arcade Machine

A big, four-player arcade cabinet with people standing in front of it.
A Machine for Student Games

The UMLAUTRON is a big, four player arcade cabinet I've built for the Cologne Game Lab.

It is part of the Winnitron Arcade Network, a game launcher and international network of similar arcade machines.

A big, four-player arcade cabinet with people standing in front of it.
The cabinet's sides are made of chalkboard and players are invited to draw on the cabinet itself and decorate it freely.

This Winnitron was also explicitly designed to serve as a platform for student games. Students are given access to a public playlist of games that the machine automatically syncs itself to. This way, students are able to explore local multiplayer game design with a very specific set of input restrictions (each of the four players only gets a digital four/eight-way joystick and two buttons).

A big, four-player arcade cabinet with people standing in front of it.
I've been told it's also a fun way to playtest prototypes with peers.

If you are interested in getting your own custom (totally MAME-capable) arcade cabinet for your venue please feel free to contact me.